My Playground

I’ve done many posts featuring the Arroyo Seco (Spanish for “dry stream”) nature area less than three miles from my house.  This watershed lies in a canyon with very steep sides. In the summer there is just a trickle of water, and it can be baking hot at the bottom of the canyon. But in our winter rainy season there can be quite an exciting rush of deep water, hence the fence (above) separating people from the flood control channel. This is a wonderful refuge.

(Click on the first image to see it full size, then click the right arrow to go to the next photo.)

 

 

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  1. It looks like a lovely little oasis and what a beautiful arched bridge. It’s nice to see folks in shorts!

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    1. The bridge is actually quite beautiful. One of these days I’m going to post some pictures of it from up top. I really love having a nature place so close by.

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      1. Getting close to nature is essential to my well-being, so it makes sense that you would be drawn to this quiet spot away from the hubbub.

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        1. I find that when I spend a good amount of time in trees — especially redwoods — it is like a retreat. A spa for the soul. There is really nothing better. A vacation to a faraway place does not provide this balm. My little nature oasis is a quick fix.

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  2. Nice to see that under a big noisy freeway there is nature’s playground, unaffected! Good Pics MK. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Karen. It’s easy to find my oasis — just look for the beautiful bridge.

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  3. I really like the first photo with the impression of a “tree tunnel”. I also like certain aspects of the last photo.

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    1. Thanks David! I know, aren’t those arm-socks just to die for?

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  4. wonderful experiencing your colorful
    socal winter oasis 🙂

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    1. I am glad you enjoy it too.

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  5. Yeah, love the tree tunnel and the arm-socks, but also like the archery setup for the kid. Looks like a fun place.

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    1. It’s a wonderful place. The kid seemed pleased to be shooting arrows, and pleased to have his picture taken. He has three colorful pens in his back pocket. I think it’s part of his get-up.

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  6. What a beautiful playground this is! I especially love that first image of the tree tunnel, such lovely warm atmosphere!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I’m glad it makes you as happy as it makes me.

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  7. […] are several spans which cross My Playground. One is the massive freeway, one is this two-lane bridge for the main road, and there are several […]

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  8. Beautiful photos that trigger many happy memories. I will take a drive up that way one of these days again. Thanks for your photos, love them!

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